Sunday, September 13, 2009

Coming Up For Air

Hey everyone. I've been flying under the radar for the last couple of weeks, working hard on the WIP, my grad classes, and the day job. Something had to give, and unfortunately my brain has been unable to come up with anything witty or even remotely interesting to blog about, so the blog has suffered.

But the good news is that I finished the first draft of my novel. There are still plenty of revisions and editing ahead, but at least I can say the first draft is done. Yay!

I've also settled on a story for my screenplay/MFA thesis, so I can now start developing the outline for that. I was getting worried there for a while, but now that I've chosen something I can relax somewhat.

I won't even bore you to death with my whining about the overwhelming amount of reading I'm burdened with for my grad classes. I'm sure you don't want to hear about what a futile effort it is and not humanly possible to read all the novels, screenplays, and fellow-student's workshop material, let alone write reasonably intelligent responses to all of the above and begin to work on the screenplay outline which is the overall goal of the program to start with. So I won't tell you about all that.

So, anyway, that's what I've been doing. I haven't been ignoring my readers, or ignoring all the blogs I love to read, on purpose. I just don't have enough time recently. It's not that I don't love you all, I do, I've just been laying low and trying to keep up.

I haven't abandoned my blog. I'll be back more regularly. I just need to find the groove. Ciao!


Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on the first draft! You've been doing what you need to do and that's write!

Cheryl said...

No worries, just keep doing what you need to do, we'll still be here when you get back. And congratulations on the completion of your first draft! It'll be in the book stores in no time!

SharonK said...

Wow - good for you for doing so much and still stopping to update.

Will keep watching for updates, good luck with it all!

Terresa said...

Great to hear your first draft is done! I still haven't made it to that summit yet but cheer for those you have. Sweet news!!